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Do Shin Splints Bruise
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more
An "overuse" injury: Aches and pains, or actual injuries like small fractures, can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anterior tibialis: Shin splints are a generic term for pain on the anterior (front) part of the shin. The muscles in this area are the anterior tibialis muscles. Shin splint pain can be caused by strain, inflammation or even a tear of this muscle and related tendons. See your doctor if this pain persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually. ...Read more
Maybe,if not resting: Shin splints is an overuse injury that occurs when a person(often an athlete)increases their level of physical activity or training too quickly over a short period of time.Rest and icing will effectively treat most cases of shin splints.If you don't decrease your activity level at least, you could worsen it to the point where they hurt all of the time.If not improving with rest and ice, see your doc. ...Read more
Conditioning: Shin splints are due to swelling of the muscle next to the shin bone in its tight compartment after exercise. With proper exercise condition and stretching you can improve this and eventually eliminate it altogether. It will especially be bothersome if you do unaccustomed walking up and down hills or infrequent running. Nsaid pretreatment can cut down the symptoms. ...Read more
Rest, Ice: Rest. Ice initially, then try heat after 4-5 days. Massage the tibia. Stretch. For a better ice massage, freeze water in a small paper cup. Tear the top edge off of the cup to expose the top of the ice. Use the flat top of the ice to massage directly on the sore tibia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids, rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more
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